Stranger Things Season 2 Locked In For Late October, New Promo Welcomes You Back To Hawkins


Some doors can’t be closed, it seems.

Ahead of its appearance at San Diego Comic-Con next weekend, Netflix has gone ahead and announced the official premiere date for Stranger Things season 2: October 27th.

Comprised of nine episodes in total – up one from the original run of eight – series creators Matt and Ross Duffer, along with producer Shawn Levy, have consistently promised a darker, more intense thrill ride for the folks of Hawkins, Indiana, and it all stems from that otherworldly realm known to you, I, and poor old Will Byers as the Upside Down.

Noah Schnapp’s haunted, soft-spoken character is said to be the focal point of Stranger Things‘ sophomore run, and after coughing up a slug at the tail-end of season 1, fans have stipulated that Will Byers will become a walking, talking conduit of the Upside Down. And that can only portend all kinds of supernatural trouble for Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), and the rest of the gang.

The Demogorgon may have been vanquished, cast aside by Brown’s resolute Eleven, but word is that the show’s second season will feature a whole host of otherworldly nasties that will make the Demogorgon seem quaint by comparison. Our guess? The portal between our world and the Upside Down is a permanent one, and that skyscraping spider monster is just one of the many threats headed toward Hawkins. Some doors can’t be closed, remember.

Behind the scenes, Matt and Ross Duffer helmed multiple episodes of Stranger Things season 2, as did longtime producer Shawn Levy, but we understand the Netflix original also opened its doors to Rebecca Thomas and Pixar stalwart Andrew Stanton, who directed one instalment a piece. That rotating roster of filmmakers looks set to be a cornerstone of Things‘ creative process, which is expected to span “four or five seasons” in total.

Stranger Things season 2 begins October 27th on Netflix. All of this is likely a delightful primer for the main event at SDCC, where the hit Netflix original is expected to turn San Diego upside down, so stay tuned to We Got This Covered for more.

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